Things to do this weekend: 20 to 22 July

While July is normally one of the quieter times in the Winelands, there is certainly no shortage of things to see and experience this year! The region is bursting at the seems with things to do. Lovers of gin, crafts and great food can join in on Cocktails, Crochet & Cuisine, art aficionados should definitely check out Lavone Bosman’s new exhibition at GUS Gallery or take the kids for an exciting tour at Alpaca Loom. Whatever floats your boat, we’re sure you’ll find something here that will make your weekend one to remember!

FEEL:

Migration in the Swiss Alps: Exhibition at GUS Gallery

Photographic Artist Lavonne Bosman looks at migration in the Swiss Alps, focusing on two diverse groups of people. The Swiss people from the alpen village of Medergen, with a history of migration dating back to the 1300’s.

A four hour hike up and down the mountain, she also meets a group of current day asylum-seekers, temporarily living in an old ski-hotel in the nearby village of Litzirüti.

Displayed alongside this, is the artist’s personal ongoing project, celebrating 20 years of photographic art: Portraits of the amaXhosa people from homelands to township

LOVE:

Hansel and Gretel at The Playhouse


A musical rendition of the classic Hansel and Gretel on their journey to discover a magical house made of sweet treats. Along the way, they discover some strange and wonderful creatures and of course a witch and her cat. Come and meet our fun and colorful cast and see for yourself! A production for all ages.

TASTE:

New Food & Wine tasting at La Motte Wines

La Motte’s internationally acclaimed Food & Wine Tasting pairs five La Motte wines with five tastings of cuisine created by Chef Michelle Theron for an educational and entertaining food and wine pairing. Come on down every Friday from 10am, to make a booking email tasting@la-motte.co.za.

PET:

Take an Alpaca Barn Tour at Alpaca Loom

Head on down to the Alpaca Loom from Friday until Sunday from 3pm for their Alpaca Barn Tours. Watch their weavers at work, interact with the alpacas in the petting zoo and have your kids use up all that pent-up energy on the jungle gym.

CREATE:

Cocktails, Crochet & Cuisine

Book your spot now for this monthly creative Saturday where the love of gin, cooking, music and crochet is celebrated. Two special and intimate restaurants in the heart of Stellenbosch have carefully been selected to host four special cooking and crocheting demos. Chefs Kimble Cowie (The Open Kitchen) and Mari de Kock (Delicately Different) will be creating ClemenGold inspired Gin cocktails and scrumptious ClemenGold inspired three course meals. The first event is scheduled for Saturday 28 July.